The Quiet Man (Preview)

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The quiet man is an interesting concept to say the least. According to the press release from Square Enix “THE QUIET MAN takes players beyond sound and words to deliver an immersive story-driven cinematic action experience, which players can complete in one sitting, seamlessly blending high-production live action, realistic CG and pulse-pounding action gameplay.”

Now this all sounds pretty cool, but at the same time, this could be pretty awful. We have seen games like this before turn out pretty bad when they try to blend real life stuff into game play. Tho the reveal trailer (below) was pretty damn amazing. It will release on Steam and PlayStation 4 in 2019. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

THE QUIET MAN takes players beyond sound and words to deliver an immersive story-driven cinematic action experience, which players can complete in one sitting, seamlessly blending high-production live action, realistic CG and pulse-pounding action gameplay.

Jump Force

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Jump Force is a Shonen Jump fans wet dream come true. An evil force, and all their favorite characters unite to fight it. I won’t lie, I am I huge dragon ball fan. Loved everything from The original thru super. This game however to me, just doesn’t need to exist. But I see why it does, there is money in it. And that is honestly all this is, one huge cash grab. I have heard these arguments before, who would win in a fight X character or Y character, and if you go into most comic book stores they will happily explain to you why one or 2 people in this game will probably kill everyone else no issue. But, that being said it looks good, and will most likely play beautifully and at the end of the day that is all the fans will care about, and if there is a beta, I will sign up. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Just Cause 4

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Just Cause 4, what can be said about this series that can’t be said about this series that can’t be summed up with the fact that I have shot cows up into the air for half an hour for the fun of it. I have waited for bikers to drive by and stuck them to buildings. Why?  I don’t really know. See when you give gamers the option to do basically whatever they want, gamers will do the most random things they can think of. Yes we will do the story, but we will do other insane stuff to.

This brings me to Just Cause 4. They have now given us bigger and better ways to do all the messed up things we have all loved to do. Tho they seem to have gone above and beyond in certain areas. The game looks beautiful, as expected, but now we have weather. I know, lots of games have weather. However now we have things like a tornado ripping buildings apart and not just small scale. This is something you can no use to your advantage, just don’t be flying anywhere near it because apparently you will get sucked in. Of course there is a video, and it is below. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Dragon Quest XI (11)

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For the JRPG fans or just Dragon Quest fans in general September 4th will get the North Americans the chance to play Dragon Quest 11. As always you will be fighting monsters, running through dungeons and leveling up characters. None of this is new or even different, which honestly does anyone expect something new here? Dragon Quest has become Square Enix’s safe haven for the classic JRPG. I do enjoy seeing this by the way, this isn’t a complaint at all. I might be one of the few people looking forward to this more than most games this year. As always, enjoy the trailer and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Black Desert

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Black Desert made its showing at E3 for the Xbox one. Here is that beautiful trailer.

And make no mistake, it does look beautiful. But no need to fear Playstation fans, it isn’t likely to be an Xbox exclusive, at least not for long, as at one point at least there was a PS4 version being worked on. For more details on that and the number of players check polygon.

The other thing to point out is if you look up many of the reviews, they aren’t that great. For example on steam its at about 6/10 and metacritic puts it at a 73 and 7.3. Now to down a game before it comes out, but the game is already out for a fairly substantial amount of time. Is isn’t unreasonable to assume this won’t get any better and there isn’t much reason to get excited about it. Best wishes, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Lost Child (PS4)

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Ok everyone, first I would like to say a HUGE thank you to NIS America for sending us a review copy.  It is always an honor to be chosen to receive one. I like to say thanks up before we get this review started.

Now back to The Lost child, the entire reason you are here. The story is simple in some ways. You are a journalist for an occultist magazine working on a story about a woman about some mysterious deaths in a subway. Suicides to be exact, while investigating these deaths you find yourself on what will become a wild ride as you meet an angel and are chosen to go on a mission from God. And yes, I do mean a literal angel and actually god. I won’t go too deep into the story, but it wont take long for this story to branch from being a simple Angel leading you to fight demons and fallen angels and capturing them using a weapon known as a Gangour to turn them into allies and becoming an all out battle with evil deities and so much more. You will question Heaven and Hell and everything between at times. The story alone is worth checking this out.

The visuals are beautifully crafted with both battles and exploration taking place in a first person art style, here is an example of the combat system.

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The turn based combat functions amazingly, at no point did I feel winning or losing was a matter of anything other than my own personal skill and preparation. There are over 100 astrals you can choose and well over 200 moves to learn and customize your astrals with, and they pretty much are all viable for some sort of use whether it be helping unlock chest that are locked with traps, buffing your characters, healing or attacking.

The sound is another area the game is solid,with each area sounding great. I don’t have a lot to add here except I know many of you like to choose between the English or Japanese voices in your games when they come west, and for you I have some great news. That is an option for you. You not only will be given the option at the start but the in-game option menu will also let you choose.

The game is not perfect, but let’s be honest no game is. The Lost Child doesn’t reinvent the wheel as they say. At its core this is still a turn based RPG, and while I LOVE them and this game, and even the first person art style many people don’t. I understand this and I am 100% sure NIS America does. This game isn’t for everyone. If you aren’t a fan of the genre this game probably won’t be the game that wins you over. Many of the NPC characters are pretty bland characters and are very forgettable. In fact I’m not even sure if many of them are the same person in different spots or if they are just the same people moving around the area, and they have names like “nerd” and “maid” This isn’t to say they were lazy, far from. This is actually pretty par for the course in the genre and some of you may not like it. However fans of the genre expect this.

However we now come to why you are all here, should you buy this? wait for a sale? or just exorcise this demon back to the depths of hell? Honestly the answer is simple. This is a solid 8/10. And I honestly will probably never give a game a 10 on this page because that implies a level close to perfection I don’t think exist in gaming.I happily recommend buying this one. I will put a small asterisk on my buy recommendation tho. That only goes for fans of Japanese RPG’s. Everyone else is going to want to watch a few videos or streams and proceed with cation. This is an amazing game, but it is also made for a certain fan base.

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